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Eamon de Valera: Man of Mystery

February 24, 2016 Rebecca Corrente


This article by American Studies Professor Robert Schmuhl appears in the special 1916 issue of Irish America Magazine.  Read it here.



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Professor Bob Schmuhl on Morning Ireland

February 24, 2016 Rebecca Corrente

American Studies Professor Bob Schmuhl recently provided his expertiese on Morning Ireland, discussing the current political landscape in the United States.  Listen to the broadcast here. Read More >

Listening to the Enslaved

February 22, 2016 Rebecca Corrente

Archives containing courtroom testimony by the enslaved can be valuable resources for scholars of slavery.  By American Studies Professor Sophie White.   Read More >

The Donald vs. the Pope

February 19, 2016 Rebecca Corrente

American Studies Associate Professor Kathleen Cummings, Director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism, weighs in on comments made by Pope Francis regarding Donald Trump.  See the video here. Read More >

Pope Questions Trump's Christianity — and Trump Fires Back

February 19, 2016 Rebecca Corrente

American Studies Associate Professor Kathleen Sprows Cummings'  NBC News comments on the Pope's remarks about Donald Trump.  See the video here. Read More >

My Dad Is The Face Of ALS: Hopes For A Good Life

February 19, 2016 Rebecca Corrente

American Studies major Jack Rooney writes about his father's ALS diagnosis in this touching article. Read More >

The Rising that shook the world

February 18, 2016 Rebecca Corrente

Tremors from the momentous Easter 1916 events in Dublin were felt on the other side of the globe, sparking anger - and action, writes Eoin Hahessy, in an article referencing Professor Bob Schmuhl's forthcoming book. Read More >

How Woodrow Wilson deceived Irish America over 1916, ignored Casement’s execution, by Robert Schmuhl

February 18, 2016 Rebecca Corrente


Recent protests shone a spotlight on President Woodrow Wilson’s prejudice towards African Americans. An examination of his papers also reveals a president who cared little about the Irish Question and a person who developed a distaste for the Irish in general at a critical time. Wilson served from 1913 to 1921 Read More >

Notre Dame Junior Wins New York Times Journalism Contest

February 08, 2016 Sue Lister

Cassidy McDonald

For the second time in three years, a University of Notre Dame student will be going on assignment with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nick Kristof, The New York Times announced Saturday. Junior Cassidy McDonald of Madison, Wisconsin, is this year’s winner of Kristof’s annual “Win A Trip with Nick” contest. Her prize is traveling this summer with the Times columnist to a developing country to raise awareness about neglected global issues. During the trip, she will report for a blog and may appear in videos that will be published on The New York Times website. Read More >

Forthcoming book tells the story of Irish-Americans' role in Ireland's Easter Rising of 1916

February 08, 2016 Heather Gary


Robert Schmuhl is the Walter H. Annenberg-Edmund P. Joyce Professor of American Studies and Journalism at the University of Notre Dame. He received the 2014 Hibernian Research Award in support of his forthcoming book, Ireland’s Exiled Children: America and the Easter Rising, which will be released by Oxford University Press next month, just in time to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the Easter Rising of 1916. Read More >

An American Tale, by Robert Schmuhl

February 08, 2016 Rebecca Corrente

Connections between Ireland and the US were numerous before, during and after the 1916 Easter Rising, which received enormous coverage stateside, writes Robert Schmuhl in an article adapted from his new book, Ireland's Exiled Children: America and the Easter Rising, due from Oxford University Press in March.  Read More >

Professor Schmuhl visits ND Alumni Association to Discuss 2016 Presidential Campaign

February 01, 2016 Rebecca Corrente

Bob Schmuhl recently visited the ND Alumni Association to discuss media coverage and how it has shaped the 2016 U.S. presidential race. Watch his analysis on Behind the Headlines here Read More >

AMST Major Lesley Stevenson on Following your Passions in College

January 29, 2016 Rebecca Corrente

American Studies major Lesley Stevenson '16 speaks at St. Mary's Episcopal School in Memphis about allowing your passions to guide your choice of a college major. Read More >

Professor Bob Schmuhl on The Harvest Show

January 29, 2016 Rebecca Corrente

Professor Robert Schmuhl was recently featured on "The Harvest Show" to discuss Trump, established politicians and the media. This informative interview begins at 21:07.  View here:…  Read More >

Is Mainstream Media Biased Against the GOP? Robert Schmuhl Weighs In.

January 26, 2016 Rebecca Corrente

Republican presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz dismissed the mainstream media as being "almost without exception" liberal Democrats, many of whom support Hillary Clinton, in an interview with Fox News on Sunday.  Is he right? Read More >

The Media and the 2016 U.S. Presidential Campaign

January 25, 2016 Rebecca Corrente

The Notre Dame Alumni Association will be featuring Bob Schmuhl on its online program "Behind the Headlines" this Friday, January 29 at noon Eastern time.  Dr. Schmuhl will provide an analysis of media coverage and how it has shaped the 2016 U.S. presidential race.  Sign up here to watch the event and submit your questions for Dr. Schmuhl.  Read More >

Eyewitness to 1916: Young Irish female fighter in the GPO tells her story

January 25, 2016 Rebecca Corrente

Joyce Kilmer’s life and this article feature in the forthcoming book Ireland’s Exiled Children: America and the Easter Rising by Robert Schmuhl, which will be published by Oxford University Press in March.   Read More >

What saved Dev from firing squad?

January 24, 2016 Rebecca Corrente

Prof Robert Schmuhl untangles the mystery that for years has surrounded Éamon de Valera's last-minute reprieve and re-examines his relationship with the US.   Read More >

Video: Who Hires Liberal Arts Majors?

January 20, 2016 Sarah Morris

Graduates of the College of Arts and Letters are in demand in the business world.

“We hire Notre Dame liberal arts majors into a lot of different positions,” said Nick LoManto, manager of the finance leadership development program at Vanguard, an investment management company. “You could be in marketing in a client-facing role, in investments, finance, or accounting. We’ve seen Arts and Letters students from Notre Dame be successful regardless of the major that they came from.”  Read More >

Professor Robert Schmuhl on American Caucus Process

January 20, 2016 Rebecca Corrente

American Studies professor Robert Schmuhl discusses the American caucus process.   Read More >

Concurrent AMST Professor Jon Coleman on 'The Revenant'

January 18, 2016 Sarah Morris

Jon Coleman

Jon Coleman

The Revenant,” a movie nominated for 12 Oscars including for best picture and best actor, is a film inspired by the true story of mountain man Hugh Glass. According to the lore, Glass was severely wounded in a bear attack in the wilds of South Dakota. After his expedition party left him for dead, Glass crawled back to the Fort Kiowa trading post, looking for revenge. Read More >